Comic Review – Ballistic, Volume 1 from Black Mask Studios

Ballistic – Vol 1 A $14.99 Trade Paperback, Written by Adam Egypt Mortimer Art by Darick Robertson From Black Mask Studios Adam Egypt Mortimer and Darick Robertson’s Ballistic from Black Mask Studios is now out, collecting the 5-issue mini-series as a fully realized trade. The Premise Ballistic focuses on an HVAC repairman whose heroes are classic gangsters and an organic living weapon, respectively known as Butch and Gun. Knowledgeable but lacking street smarts, Butch envisions himself and Gun as partners ready to plunge into the big time underworld of Repo City State, a place that has been genetically engineered into … Continue reading

Comic Review – Imperium #3 from Valiant Comics

  Imperium #3 From Valiant Comics, builds on the complex narrative of Toyo Harada. A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs, Rated T+ written by Joshua Dysart Art by Doug Braithwaite colorist Brian Reber Cover A by Raul Allen Cover B by Doug Braithwaite Variant Cover by Cary Nord Character Design Variant by Doug Braithwaite Be warned that there may be minor spoilers if you haven’t read the current issue of Imperium. The Writing Dysart has been crafting Harada into one of the most interesting and intricate characters in the Valiant Universe but not by crafting a narrative that is up close … Continue reading

Comic Review – X-O Manowar #35 by Valiant Comics

X-O Manowar #35 (“DEAD HAND” – PART 2) Written by Robert Venditti Art by Diego Bernard Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by Lewis Larosa Cover B (Wraparound) by Jorge Molina Variant Cover by Rafa Sandoval Variant Cover by Juan Jose Ryp The Good The Writing Like many issues before it this issue of X-O Manowar is mostly battle. This is juxtapositioned with smaller character arcs, focusing on people affected by the battle. One thing I really appreciate is that by showing that The Vine is not limited to just bloodthirsty conquerors it shows that the battle and its aftereffects are real … Continue reading

Comic Review – Quantum & Woody Must Die! #3 from Valiant Comics

Quantum And Woody Must Die! #3 (Of 4)  A $3.99 Comics, 32pgs Rated T Written by James Asmus Art by Steve Lieber Cover A by Mike Hawthorne Variant by Kano   The Skinny: Two crazy maniacs are in the center of the pages of a comic book named after them. Quantum & Woody are crazy, ignorant, lucky and sometimes funny waste for an excuse human beings.  They also have a goat as a sidekick, a pregnant goat as a sidekick… I have nothing else to say about this. My Take: Continuing this chapter in the adventures of Quantum & Woody, the reader … Continue reading

Comic Review – Ivar, Timewalker #3 from Valiant Comics

IVAR, TIMEWALKER #3 A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs. Rated T+Written by Fred Van Lente Art by Clayton Henry Cover A by Raul Allen  Cover B by Brian Level  Variant Cover by Michael Walsh  Variant Cover by Ramon Villalobos    The Skinny: Ivar Anni-Padda, the Timewalker and Dr. Neela his companion, continue their time travel adventures, stepping into a world of adventure, mystery, drama and moral dilemmas. This time, Dr. Neela step into the past and encounter an old/new friend, Gilad Anni-Padda the Eternal Warrior at the same time that Neela ask why not kill Hitler if you have the chance. … Continue reading